Local and televised sports may have temporarily ceased but fear not. To help you with this dilemma, we’ve curated a list of 25 of the greatest sports movies ever, and where to find them. We’ve listed several options for watching these movies, but we don’t claim to have found all of them. In most cases, there are additional options for renting or buying them.
A gripping story that takes place in the highest echelons of the uber-demanding sport of bull riding. The haunting tale of Lane Frost reminds all of the unforgiving side of a rodeo arena.
A League of Their Own
Any Given Sunday
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
Million Dollar Baby
North Dallas Forty
The Pride of the Yankees
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Blind Side
Other Films to Consider
- My All-American
This football film shot scenes at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in 2015.
- Necessary Roughness
This football movie filmed a scene at Billy Bob’s Texas in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. It starred Scott Bakula, Sinbad and Kathy Ireland.
- The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
The author and Ice Cube once bonded over this 1970s cult hoops classic that starred Julius Erving.
- The Greatest Game Ever Played
It was the last film ever directed by the late Bill Paxton. The late Fort Worth native also portrayed former Rangers pitching coach Tom House in “Million Dollar Arm.”
- The Mighty Ducks
Former Dallas Star Mike Modano had a cameo in this Disney hockey movie that eventually lent its name to an NHL team.
- The Replacements
The late Michael Taliferro, a Fort Worth-born pro football player, appeared in this football comedy.
- The Rookie
Part of this Dennis Quaid film (based on a true story) was shot at what is now known as Globe Life Park in Arlington.